Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)

IIme Grande Simphonie en Re majeur de Louis van Beethoven AND Sinfonia eroica...dedicata a... il Prince di Lobkowitz.

Bonn: N. Simrock. [1822]. First German Edition of the Full Score. IIme Grande Simphonie en Re majeur (D Dur) de Louis van Beethoven, Oeuvre XXXVI, Prix 14 Fr. [PN] 1959. Bound together with: Sinfonia eroica composta per festiggare il sovenire di un grand'uomo. Dedicate a sua Altezza serenissima Il Principe di Lobkowitz. Op. 55. No. III. Prezzo 18 Fr:. Partizione. [PN] 1973. Large 8vo (25 x 16 cm). Kinsky/Halm p. 127. [Title]; 162 pp; [title]; [blank]; 231 pp. All engraved. Both titles with traces of pink wrapper, foxed corners, some spotting and soiling, Sinfonia Eroica with some dampstains to inner margin, a larger stain to the last leaf. Contemporary brown half calf, gilt spine, marbled paper covers. Signed on the inside cover by the Swedish composer Adolf Fredrik Lindblad.

The symphonies were first published in London in 1808 and 1809. Beethoven's Second Symphony was premiered in Vienna on April 5 in 1803, and was conducted by Beethoven himself. The Eroica was composed in 1804 and was originally dedicated to Napoleon, but Beethoven changed this after Napoleon declared himself Emperor. Adolf Fredrik Lindblad (1801-78), was a Swedish Romantic composer and friend of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Jenny Lind. (13915)

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